M25.21 - Flail joint, shoulder

Version 2023
ICD-10:M25.21
Short Description:Flail joint, shoulder
Long Description:Flail joint, shoulder
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)

M25.21 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of flail joint, shoulder. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Flail joint, shoulder

Non-specific codes like M25.21 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for flail joint, shoulder:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.211 for Flail joint, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.212 for Flail joint, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.219 for Flail joint, unspecified shoulder

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Code History